The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that, weather permitting, Illinois Route 160 in Okawville will be closed this week.
The closing will be at West Railroad Drive just south of the Evansville Western Railway crossing on IL160 will be closed for rehabilitative utility work of a sanitary sewer line starting Monday, April 18 and continuing until Friday, April 22. Both lanes will be closed.
A marked detour will be in place to safely guide motorists around the closure.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered.
Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.